Thursday, February 7, 2008

This is the outline of a pulpit supply message noting the 35th anniversary of the SCUS Roe v. Wade travesty that has brought about the deaths of around 50,000,000 unborn children, and places the USA in the same company as other mass-murdering nations of modern history including Lenin's, Stalin's, et al's USSR; Mao's China, Hitler's Germany, Pol Pot's Cambodia, Idi Amin's Uganda, Rwanda, and the Sudan's current campaign of genocide in Darfour.


God and the Unborn

(Psalm 119:13-16)

"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."

I. God Loves the Unborn

a. God’s creation of human life is worthy of praise and celebration. “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)

b. God is sovereign over the unborn before, during, and after conception. “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5) “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?” (Job 31:15) “Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.” (Isaiah 44:2)

II. God Loves Children

a. God directs us to have children. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:27-28)

b. God directs us to value and even emulate children. “And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” (Luke 18:15-17)

c. Children are blessings from God. “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” (Psalm 127:3-5)

III. God’ Law Protects the Unborn

a. God forbids murder, i.e. the unjust taking of innocent life. “Thou shalt not kill [murder].” (Exodus 20:13)

b. God imposes the ultimate penalty for murder, even for murder of the unborn. “If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.” (Exodus 21:22-24)

c. God accurately describes the consequences to and characteristics of those who kill the unborn. “But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” (Proverbs 8:36)

IV. God Expects Protection of the Unborn

a. We are called on by God to defend the defenseless. “Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)

b. We are called upon by God to take an active role in the defense of the defenseless. “If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?” (Proverbs 24:11-12)

Adapted from “The Bible on Abortion: Scripture is not silent” in the January 2008 Impact from Coral Ridge Ministries